MOFs and their grafted analogues: Regioselective epoxide ring-opening with Zr6 nodes

Nicholas E. Thornburg, Yangyang Liu, Peng Li, Joseph T Hupp, Omar K. Farha, Justin M Notestein

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Zirconium(iv)-containing metal-organic framework (MOF) catalysts NU-1000 and MOF-808 were compared to analogous catalysts synthesized by grafting the nodes onto bare and functionalized silica. As-synthesized, calcined, and activated catalysts all exhibit similar selectivity in the ring-opening of 1,2-epoxyoctane with isopropanol, but MOF-808 gives exceptionally high rates and yields per gram catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6480-6484
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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